NEWS AND EVENTS
Nov 2020
Oct 2020
Jul 2020
  • Conference: Advances of Multidimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy in Water, Biology and Materials Science, 20.07.-24.07., Telluride Science Research Center, Telluride, USA. Participants: Jens (invited talk). [canceled]
Mai 2020
  • Lara joins our group for her BSc research - a warm welcome!
Apr 2020
Apr 2020
  • Conference: 119th Bunsentagung, 01.04.-03.04., Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany. Participants: Jan, Hendrik (posters), Erhan, Julian, Luuk (talks), Jens. [Canceled]
Mar 2020
  • Conference: DPG Frühjahrstagung, 15.03.-20.03., Dresden, Germany. Participants: Larissa (talk). [Canceled]
Feb 2020
  • Invited talk (Jens): IPTC Seminar of our colleagues in chemistry, 03.02.2020.
Nov 2019
  • Welcome to Carolin Feid and Valentin Franz, who are starting their MSc research. Great to have you in the team!
Aug 2019
  • Conference: ECSBM - European Conference on the Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules, 19.08.-22.08., University College, Dublin, Ireland. Participants: Julian (talk), Jens (invited talk).
Jul 2019
  • Conference: Vibrational Dynamics, 08.07.-12.07., Telluride Science Research Center, Telluride, USA. Participants: Jens (invited talk).
Jun 2019
  • Georg is awarded the Lehrpreis des Fachbereichs Physik (award for excellent teaching) - congratulations for this great achievement!
  • Our application for beamtime at BESSY is fully accepted!
Apr 2019
  • A warm welcome to Yunxia Shen, who joined the group for her BSc project and to Rafael Thun and Alexander Kondratiev, who started their MSc research. Great to have you here!
Mar 2019
  • Invited lecture series on 2D-IR spectroscopy at the new Cluster of Excellence AIM (Advanced Imaging of Matter), 18.03.-20.03., Hamburg, Germany (Jens).
  • Congratulations, Adriana, for beeing awarded the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence of the European Commission!
Feb 2019
  • Conference:  691th WE-Heraeus Seminar on Physical Organic Chemistry, 18.02.-21.02., Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Participants: Jens (talk).
Jan 2019
Dec 2018
  • The first paper from our joint DFG Project with Ned Budisas lab (TU Berlin) is accepted and awarded VIP status in Angewandte Chemie International Edition (awarded to less than 5% of the manuscripts). It reports on "Observation of Site-Resolved Vibrational Energy Transfer Using a Genetically Encoded Ultrafast Heater". Thanks to the Berlin Crew - it is a great collaboration!
Nov 2018
  • Our DFG research training group CLiC (Complex Light Control) will be funded for another 4.5 years. Congratulations to our students for their great work!
  • Adriana Huerta Viga is awarded a prestigious Humboldt Fellowship to join our group in the beginning of next year. Congratulations, Adriana! We look forward to having you here.
  • Jens is appointed as a member of the access panel of the Central Laser Facility near Oxford.
Oct 2018
  • Erhans and Katharinas paper An automatic liquid nitrogen refilling system for small (detector) Dewar vessels was chosen as an Editor´s Pick in Rev. Sci. Instr.
  • Patrick joined us for his BSc research in Biophysics - welcome, Patrick.
Sep 2018
  • A warm welcome to Sarah, who joined us for her BSc in Biophysics.
Jul 2018
Jun 2018
May 2018
  • Invited talk (Jens): PC Seminar, Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf, 07.05.2018.
Apr 2018
  • Invited talk (Luuk): Max Planck Institute for Polymer Science, Mainz, 03.04.2018.
Mar 2018
  • Conference: ACS National Meeting, 18.03.-22.03., New Orleans, USA. Participants: Jens (invited talk).
  • Sebastian joined us for his Chemistry F-Praktikum, great to have you here.
  • Marcel joins us for his BSc thesis in biophysics. A warm welcome!
Jan 2018
  • Conference: Applications of IR Free-Electron Lasers: Latest Developments and Future Directions, 17.01.-20.01., Ringberg Castle, Germany. Participants: Luuk (invited talk).
  • A warm welcome to our new PhD student Hafiz Ahmed Masood!
De 2017
  • Our collaborative work with Irene Burghard and Fabrizio Santoro Vibrationally resolved electronic spectra including vibrational pre-excitation: Theory and application to VIPER spectroscopy was selected for the Editor´s Choice Collection of J. Chem. Phys.
Nov 2017
  • Invited talk (Jens): Van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 20.11.
  • Erhan is awarded a Doctus Fellowship of the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft for his PhD research - Congratulations!
  • We welcome Andy Lee for his BSc research project in biophysics!
  • We welcome our new secretary Christine Storck-Ratnam!
Sep 2017
  • We welcome two new Biochemists, Christian and Matthias, who are very much interested in spectroscopy - in which case this is a good place for their research praktikum.
  • We are happy about Deniz' decission to continue his research in our group for his Master thesis!
Jul 2017
  • Conference: Time Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy (TRVS 2017), 16.07-21.07., Churchill College of the University of Cambridge, UK. Participants: Jens (invited talk), Carsten, Julian, Katharina, Larissa, Luuk (posters).
Jun 2017
  • Invited talk (Jens): Physikalisches Kolloquium, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany, 26.06.
  • Larissa and Katharina recieve travel stipends of the Freunde und Förderer der Goethe-Univeristät to participate in the TRVS 2017 in Cambridge. Congratulations!
  • Luuk receives a travel stipend of the Bunsengesellschaft for participating in the Bunsentagung 2017 in Kaiserslautern. Congratulations!
May 2017
Apr 2017
  • Conference: ACS National Meeting, 02.-06.04., San Francisco, USA. Participants: Jens (invited talk).
Mar 2017
  • A warm welcome to our PostDoc Bartosz Błasiak! Bartosz graduated from Minhaeng Cho's lab and will work on vibrational solvatochromism.
Feb 2017
  • The joint DFG proposal of the Budisa lab (TU Berlin) and the Bredenbeck lab got funded!
Dez 2016
  • Group outing - following our proven concept of culture and action: After a guided tour through many centuries of Frankfurts history at the Historisches Museum, we enjoyed a short stop over at the cristmas market for lunch. In the afternoon bouldering was on the program, followed by a well-deserved dinner at Terranova.
Nov 2016
  • Invited talk (Jens): Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany, 03.11.
  • Invited talk (Daniela): Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany, 24.11.
Oct 2016
  • Erhan Deniz joined the group for his PhD research - a warm welcome!
Sep 2016
  • Conference: 25. Lecture Conference on Photochemistry, Jena, Germany, 26-28.09. Participants: Daniela (poster), Jens (talk).
  • Conference: Electrochemistry 2016, Goslar, Germany, 26.-28.09. Participants: Julian (poster).
Jun 2016
  • Conference: Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy VIII (CMDS), 29.06-01.07., Groningen, The Netherlands. Participants: Carsten (poster), Jens (talk), Luuk (poster), Youssef (talk).
  • Group outing: canoeing on Lahn River. Just made it before the thunderstorm.
May 2016
  • Conference: 115th Bunsentagung, 05.-07.05., Universität Rostock, Germany. Participants: Luuk (talk), Carsten, Daniela, Julian, Katharina, Kilian, Marcus (poster). Rike presented the Wilhelm-Ostwald-Award lecture. Daniela was awarded the PCCP poster prize for her poster on the VIPER project within the CLiC research training group - congratulations!
Mar 2016
  • Conference: OWLS 2016 (Optics Within Life Sciences), 16.-19.03., Mumbai, India. Participants: Luuk (talk).
  • Invited talk (Jens): Rice University, Houston, USA, 09.03.
  • Invited talk (Jens): Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, 07.03.
  • Invited talk (Jens): Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA, 03.03.
  • Invited talk (Jens): University of California, Irvine, USA, 01.03.
Feb 2016
Nov 2015
  • Award ceremony for the Wilhelm-Ostwald-Nachwuchspreis for Rike by the Whilhelm Oswald Gesellschaft (WOG), Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft (DBG) and Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), 14.11., Großbothen. GDCh press release. Participants: Rike, Jens. 
Oct 2015
  • Conference: DFG Round Table Discussion on Photoreceptors, 08.-12.10., Abtei Frauenwörth, Frauenchiemsee. Participants: Jens (invited talk).
Jul 2015
  • Conference: Vibrational Dynamics, 27.-31.07., Telluride Science Research Center, Telluride, USA. Participants: Jens (invited talk).
  • Conference: Journées d'Electrochimie, 6-10.07., University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy. Participant: Youssef (Poster).
Jun 2015
  • Invited talk (Jens): GDCh Kolloquium, Universität des Saarlandes, 15.06., Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • Conference: TRVS 2015: 21.-26.06., University of Madison, USA. Participants: Luuk (2 posters), Rike (1 poster).
  • Talk at the Night of Science: "Wie bewegen sich Moleküle - und wie finden wir das heraus?". Speaker: Jens.
  • Rike is selected for the Wilhelm-Ostwald-Nachwuchspreis for her PhD thesis. It is awarded by the Whilhelm Oswald Gesellschaft (WOG), the Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft (DBG) and the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh). Congratulations!
May 2015
  • Conference: 114th Bunsentagung, 14.-16.05., Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany. Participants: Youssef (talk), Luuk (talk).
Apr 2015
  • Invited talk (Jens): Max-Planck-Insitute for Polymer Research, 17.02., Mainz. 
  • Rike successfully defends her thesis and recieves a distinction for the defense.
Mar 2015
Feb 2015
Dec 2014
  • Welcome to Nicole Seibert, who joins the group for her Master thesis!
  • Exciting group tour. After 90 min in complete darkness at the Dialogmuseum (a visit is highly recommended) we where sufficiently dark adapted for Lasertag. We had dinner at Frankfurter Küche, a traditional place next to the new EZB. 
  • 17.12.: Christmas Party!
Oct 2014
  • Anton Kuzmin, Irkutsk Institute of Chemistry, Russian Academy of Science joins out lab on a DAAD fellowship - welcome!
Jul 2014
  • Conference: 19th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, 7. - 11. July 2014, Okinawa. Participants: Rike (talk), Luuk (talk).
  • Selected as HOT article in PCCP: Vibrational dynamics and solvatochromism of the label SCN in various solvents and hemoglobin by time dependent IR and 2D-IR spectroscopy.
May 2014
  • Conference: 113th General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry, 29. - 31. May 2014, Hamburg. Participants: Carsten (talk), Luuk (poster).
  • Invited talk: SFB 658, 15.05., FU Berlin, Germany. Speaker: Jens.
  • Our research training group (Graduiertenkolleg) Complex Scenarios of Light Control (CLiC) will be funded by the DFG! See here for the press release.
Apr 2014
  • A warm welcome to our new group members Jan Löffler (Biophysics, BSc thesis) Kilian Fehre (Biophysics, BSc thesis) and Markus Mikorski (Physics, MSc thesis).
  • Anton Kuzmin, Irkutsk Institute of Chemistry, Russian Academy of Science is awarded a DAAD fellowship to join our lab in October - congratulations!
  • Luuk's and Rike's papers for the Ultrafast Phenomena 2014 in Japan are accepted as oral contributions. Congratulations, Luuk and Rike!
Mar 2014
  • Conference: DPG-Spring Meeting, AMOP Section, 17. - 21. March 2014, Berlin. Participants: Daniela (talk).
Feb 2014
  • Katharina and Carsten hand in their Master Thesis - congratulations!! Both decided to pursue a PhD in the group :-)
Dec 2013
  • Invited talk (Jens): GDCh Kolloquium, TU Darmstadt, 17.12., Darmstadt, Germany.
  • Rike is awarded a Marie-Curie fellowship - well done! Rike will move to Dwayne Miller's group in Toronto and Hamburg next month to work on ultrafast electron diffraction. Have fun with the electrons :-)
Oct 2013
Sep 2013
  • Tim Vogt (Physics) joins our group for his master thesis - welcome Tim!!
Jul 2013
  • Conference: Vibrational Dynamics, 22.-26.07., Telluride Science Research Center, Telluride, USA. Participants: Jens (invited talk).
Jun 2013
  • Andreas receives the Gernot und Carin Frank-Preis of the Frankfurter Förderverein für physikalische Grundlagenforschung for his dissertation - congratulations!
  • Nick Bredenbeck is born on 02.06.!!!
May 2013
  • Conference: 112th Bunsentagung, 09.-11.05., Karlsruhe, Germany. Participants: Jens (talk), Manuel (Poster). Manuel was awarded a hot topic poster prize for the poster "Ultrafast switching dynamics & solvation shell rearrangements of a photo-switchable catalyst" by Manuel, Luuk, Jens and our collaborators Susanne Gruetzner and Stefan Hecht - well done!
  • Conference: TRVS XVI, 19.-24.05., Beppu, Japan. Participants: Luuk (Poster). Luuk recieved a poster prize for his contribution - congratulations!
  • Rike is invited by Chancelor Angela Merkel to the conference "Frauen in Führungspositionen".
Apr 2013
  • A warm welcome to our new group members Yannick Senger (Biophysics, BSc thesis) and Carsten Neumann (Physics, MSc thesis)!
Mar 2013
  • Conference: DPG-Frühjahrstagung der Sektion AMOP, 18. - 22. März 2013, Hannover, Universität Hannover. Participants: Manuel (talk), Luuk (talk).
  • Andreas succesfully defends his PhD thesis and recieves a distinction - congratulations!
  • Installation of Laser System III and IV is finished!
Feb 2013
Dec 2012
  • Katharina returns from Heidelberg and starts her MSc project. Finally group lunch again ;-)
  • Christmas Celebration of the Biophysics Institute, 19.12.
Nov 2012
  • Invited talk (Jens): TU München, Kolloquium Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, 19.11., München, Germany.
  • Conference: Deutsche Physikerinnen Tagung, 25.-28.11., Freiburg, Germany. Participants: Rike (talk), Daniela, Katharina, Larissa (shared poster). The poster entiteled "IR-Spectroscopy and Artificial Amino Acids: A Great Couple for Protein Biophysics" was awarded a poster prize - congratulations!
  • Larissa and Daniela hand in their BSc thesis - Congratulations!! Both decide to continue working in the group as research assistants :-)
Oct 2012
  • Invited talk (Jens): GRK "Chemical Photocatalysis", 11.-12.10., Regensburg, Germany.
  • Andreas hands in his PhD thesis - Congratulations! And off for parental leave... Best wishes to the young family!
Sep 2012
  • Conference: 4th Sino-German Frontiers of Chemistry Symposium of the CCS and GDCh, 03.-07.09., Beijing, China. Participants: Jens (invited talk).
  • Beginn of installation of our new Laser System III (Spectra Physics Tsunami and Spitfire ACE) and Laser System IV (Spectra Physics MaiTai and Spitfire ACE) (finished in Mar 2013).
Jul 2012
May 2012
  • Conference: 111th Bunsentagung, 17.-19.05., Leipzig, Germany. Participants: Rike, Jens.
  • Rike receives a "hot topic award" for her poster - congratulations! Leipzig seems to be Rikes city ;-)
  • Group day: Great guided tour at the "Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft". Research "von Humboldt-style". Afterwards we visit Solzer for traditional local food and of course apfelwein.
Apr 2012
  • A warm welcome to our new group members Larissa Blankenburg and Daniela Kern, who join for their BSc thesis!
Mar 2012
  • Youssef received an Alexander von Humboldt-Fellowship - Congratulations!!!
Feb 2012
Jan 2012
  • Our new Laser System II, (Coherent Mira & Legend 800 nm, 4.5 mJ, 1 kHz, 90 fs), optical table and clean room housing is installed!
Dec 2011
Nov 2011
Oct 2011
  • Matthias Polkehn (Chemistry) joins us for his Abteilungspraktikum!
  • Katharina handed in her BSc Thesis - an excellent reason for liquid nitrogen ice cream!!
  • 1 MEUR grant for setting up LaserLabII - a good excuse for having cake :-)
Sep 2011
Aug 2011
  • Sabrina Österitz joins the group as a new lab technician to work in our protein lab. Welcome Sabrina, great to have you here!
Jun 2011
May 2011
  • Invited talk (Jens): SFB 860 Kolloqium "Integrative Strukturbiologie
    dynamischer makromolekularer Komplexe", 11.05., Göttingen, Germany.
Apr 2011
Mar 2011
Jan 2011
  • Meeting: DECHEMA Ausschuss „Kinetik und Reaktionsmechanismen“, 10.01., Frankfurt, Germany. Participants: Jens (invited talk).
Nov 2010
  • Conference: TCSDM 2010 Transient Chemical Structures in Dense Media, 29.11.-03.12., Paris, France, participants: Jens (invited talk).
Oct 2010
  • Luuk van Wilderen from Imperial College joins us as a PostDoc - Great to have you here!
Sep 2010
  • Sabrina Steinwand (Chemistry) joins us for her Abteilungspraktikum - Welcome!
Aug 2010
July 2010
  • Invited talk: 12.07. IPTC , University of Bonn, Speaker: Jens.
  • Conference: PhD Meeting of the DAS, 12.-13.07., Zurich, participant: Andreas (talk).
  • Congratulations to Andreas for a DAS travel stipend!
June 2010
  • Invited talk (Jens): 22.06., SFB Lichtinduzierte Dynamik in molekularen Architekturen, Würzburg.
  • 21.06. IFB Institute canoe trip on the Lahn river. Photos coming...
  • Conference: IBBI 2010 Isolated Biomolecules and Biomolecular Interactions, 12.06.-17.06. Berlin, participants: Jens (invited talk).
  • Conference: ICUSD 2010 International Conference on Ultrafast Structural Dynamics, 07.06.-10.06. Lausanne, participants: Andreas (poster), Rike (talk).
  • 60th Meeting of Nobel Laureates. participant: Rike. See here for an interview with Rike. Obviously it was great fun!
May 2010
  • Conference: Bunsentagung 2010, 13.05.-15.05., Bielefeld, participants: Andreas (talk), Jens (talk), Rike (Poster).
Mar 2010
  • Conference: ACS Spring Meeting, 21.-25.03., San Francisco, USA, participant: Eliza-Beth (talk).
Feb 2010
  • Rike got accepted as a participant of the 60th Meeting of Nobel Laureates. from June 27 to July 2 2010, at Lindau (Germany) - congratulations!
  • The Bredenbeck group continues in Frankfurt. Jens accepted the offer of the University of Frankfurt for a full Professorship (W3) in Biophysics. He had to decline an offer from the University of Bielefeld for a full professorship (W3) in Physical and Biophysical Chemistry.
Jan 2010
  • Conference: 45th Winterseminar on Biophysical Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Cybernetics of Cell Function, 09.01.-23.01., Klosters, Switzerland, participants: Jens (invited talk), Andreas (talk).
Nov 2009
  • Symposium on Light Regulation in Chemistry and Biology in Schloss Rauischholzhausen, 09.11.-10.11., participants: Manuel, Eliza-Beth.
  • Conference: Deutsche Physikerinnentagung in Frankfurt, 05.11.-08.11., Rike speaks about our work on energy transfer.
  • Finn Bredenbeck is born on 01.11. !!!
Oct 2009
Sep 2009
Jun 2009
May 2009
Mar 2009
  • Newspaper article about our research and the ADUC award appears in the Frankfurter Rundschau (19.03.). [pdf]
  • Rike got accepted as a participant of the MentorinnenNetzwerk - happy networking!
  • Andreas got accepted as a participant of the 59th Meeting of Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry from June 28 to July 3 2009, at Lindau (Germany) - congratulations!
  • Workshop: 23.03.-27.03. Ski and Science Workshop of the PTC in Hirschegg, Austria, Waldemar Petersen-Haus, participants: Rike, Andreas, Jens.
  • Workshop: 18.03.-21.03. 4th Ringberg meeting on Molecular Physics 2009, Ringberg-Castle, participants: Jens (invited talk).
  • Jens recieves the ADUC Award (ADUC Jahrespreis für Habilitanden) of the German Chemical Society at the Chemiedozententagung in Göttingen (08.03.-11.03.).
  • Invited talk (Jens): 05.03. Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg.
Dec 2008
Nov 2008
  • Congratulations to Eliza-Beth for being awarded a well deserved Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers!
  • Damien is leaving us for his new job at the PETAL petawatt laser facility, a forerunner to the HiPER project. Be carefull with the kJ pulses!
Oct 2008
Aug 2008
  • We are happy to welcome Eliza-Beth Lerch from Steve Leone's Group at Berkeley as a postdoc!
  • Cycling trip along the Main River with the Wachtveitl Group, participants: Andreas, Eliza-Beth, Jens, Rike, Yunliang.
Jul 2008
  • Invited talk: 14.07., University of Tübingen, speaker: Jens.
  • Andreas is awarded the ETH Silver Medal for an outstanding master thesis - congratulations! He presented our work at the Ultrafast 2008 in Stresa, Italy [ .pdf ].
Jun 2008
May 2008
  • Invited talk: 25.05., Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Kiel, speaker: Jens.
  • Invited talk: 09.05., University of Konstanz, speaker: Jens.
  • First thesis from Frankfurt: Rike handed in her diploma thesis in biochemistry - congratulations!
  • Conference: 01.05-03.05. Bunsentagung, Saarbrücken, Germany,
    participants: Jens (talk).
Apr 2008
  • Invited talk: 25.04., Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Giessen, speaker: Jens.
  • Andreas won a prestigious Kekulé-scholarship of the FCI (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie) - congratulations!
  • Conference: 06.04.-10.04. ACS Spring Meeting, New Orleans, USA, participants: Jens (talk).
Mar 2008
  • Yunliang Li from Dwayne Millers Lab at the University of Toronto joins the group as a postdoc!
  • Workshop: 10.03.-14.03. Ski and Science Workshop of the PTC in Hirschegg, Waldemar Petersen-Haus, participants: Andreas (talk), Damien.
Feb 2008
Nov 2007
Oct 2007
Aug 2007
  • Invited review on transient 2D-IR spectroscopy appears in ChemPhysChem.
  • Great canoeing trip with the Wachtveitl group, participants: the whole group - i.e. Rike and Jens ;-).
  • Rike Müller-Werkmeister (Biochemistry) joins the group as a diploma student!
Jul 2007
  • Our Laser System I (Spectra Physics Tsunami & Spitfire, 800 nm, 3.0 mJ, 1 kHz, 100 fs) is up and running.
Jun 2007
May 2007
  • Conference: TRVS XIII in Munich, participants: Jens (talk and poster).
  • Conference: Time and space resolved methods in molecular biophysics, Meeting of the German Biophysical Society, participants: Jens (talk).
Apr 2007
Nov 2006